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. >>> toyota could face another fine from the federal government. the transportation department warned toyota the accelerator pedal problem that led to a recall was the result of tw separate defects that may require two separate remedies. the government has already fined toyota $16 million about the gas pedal problem. >>> the reserve unit 4 -- responsible for abusing iraqi prisoners will be mobilized for the first time this year. an army spokesman said the 372nd military police company based out of maryland is scheduled to go to iraq. the 372nd gained international spotlight back in 2004, when abuse photos taken at abu ghraib became public. seven members of the unit were charged, six served prison time. >>> the vatican has offered its side of the story. this follows a report accusing pope benedict of not removing a pedophile priest when he was a cardinal 25 years ago. the vatican says pope benedict played no part in blocking removal of the pedophile priest, but in 1985 a document bearing his signature suggest the pope may have tried to protect the priest. the priest is now 63 years old and a
the vatican earlier this year. >>> nbc news has learned that later this morning toyota is expected to sign paperwork for information relating to its sticking gas pedal recall. according to a department of transportation official, by paying the record $16.4 million fine, the maximum allowed by law, toyota is accepting responsibility for hiding the safety defect. the japanese automaker is expect ed to pay the penalty before going to court while they're not expected to admit to any specific wrongdoing. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news today early today in america. new york police are asking for the public help asking for the identity four young women. two of the women distracted a store clerk while the others stuffed merchandise into their shopping bags. employees describe the suspects as very young, possibly high school or college students. >>> some 50 new jersey residents are out of house and home this morning after a massive fire ripped through two apartment buildings. firefighters say they had trouble getting blaze under control but amazingly there were no injur
in the northbound lanes. this traffic report is brought to you by toyota. an important message for toyota. please visit toyota.com. back over to you. >> sharon, thank you. >>> today is the official mail in your census form day. with less than 12 hours to go, some people are rushing to get them in, including president obama, who was seen here filling out his form this morning. andrea fujii explains why this is so important. >> the census only happens once every 10 years. and with that, the federal government divvies up money. >> reporter: census workers would like to say all of these people are mailing in their census forms. but so far, only 45% of baltimore residents have done so. >> oh. is this the last day? >> yeah. >> oh. i didn't know that. >> reporter: but luckily, ruby smith was already on her way to send hers in. about $400 billion is at stake for maryland, money that will go to fund public schools, senior centers, and public works projects. it will also determine maryland's seats in the house of representatives. >> reporter: baltimore firefighters are also urging people to send in their c
for vacation apartment once toyota to pay. -- the transportation department wants toyota to pay. the transportation secretary says he has evidence toyota knew of the problem in late september but did not issue a recall until late january. since then, toyota has recalled more than 6 million vehicles in the u.s.. toyota has yet to accept or to -- or refused the proposal. you've heard about the benefits of breast-feeding, but a new study shows it can save billions of dollars a year. >> and how weather can affect migraines. >> and fraught -- some lucky children enjoy the annual easter egg roll. >> coming if we don't know how many people there are, how do we know how many roads we need? the census helps us know exactly what we need, so everyone can get their fair share of funding. we can't move forward until you mail it back. 2010 census. >> proving itself to be a success with its 100,000 passenger. it travels the busy downtown corridor. it ridership has averaged more than 1200 passengers per day. >> in tonight's medical alert, breast feeding can save the lives of nearly 1000 babies
by all the big car companies rose dramatically, including toyota. chris bury tells us there's a clear explanation why. >> reporter: for all its recent troubles, e massive recall, the public relations fiascos the embarrassment of having executives hauled before congress, toyota enjoyed sizzling sales last month, up 41% over last year. the big reason? generous incentives that lured bacchus hers. >> it's clear there are a lot of loil toyota customers out there that were ready and willing to take advantage of the incentives. >> reporter: toyota fought its image battles with an aggressive advertising campaign. >> we want to believe we can always be better. >> reporter: but the biggest incentives in toyota history, nearly $2300 per vehicle, helped turn around two straight months of declining sales. and american car makers were on a shot streak, too. >> the finance rates are wonderful, and people are realizing that ford is the car. >> reporter: at ford, sales were nearly up 40%, gm, 22%. chrysler, still struggling, posted an 8% decline. american automakers offer generous incentives, too, but
. >> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers, moving a forward. >> take a look at the future of your team. mike shanahan polling his first minicamp, and we had a chance to get in and get you a peak of donovan mcnabb id redskins gear. donovan says he felt like a freshman today, but had fine and is excited about his new team. >> i just tried to display a great work ethic by watching films and training with these guys. i think it was beneficial for us to get out here. >> he is a worker. he has come out here and from the ball well. we are just looking forward to him getting to know the system a little bit better and feeling more comfortable with the system. >> a lot of eyes on boat running backs, larry johnson and parker. they have been brought in to compete with playing time. clinton portis says he has some things to prove. >> for all the naysayers and haters, it finally open my eyes this off-season. i think that is the motivation 90, just to feel like it's me against the world again. all the media outlets to wanted be out of here and who felt like i could not do i
mortgage giant now the focus of a criminal investigation. >>> plus, deadline day for toyota. will the company pay up on that record government fine? >>> toss out the calendar. it doesn't feel like an april morning out there a check of weather and traffic next. >>> weather and traffic on the 1s. it's 4:41. chilly 47 degrees in washington. and it's in the mid 40s in prince george's county. arlington, fairfax, montgomery county now in the low 40s. quite a chilly start this morning. we have it down into the 30s in prince william, culpeper. this zone here may be getting scattered frost so if do you have any tender plants, any house plants you set outside early this season, bring them in. and southern maryland now in the 40s as well as northern neck and eastern shore. now over the last 12 hours we've got high pressure over us with clear sky and we'll have lot of sunshine today. afternoon highs should climb into the mid 60s and overnight tonight another clear night. mid 40s tomorrow morning and by tomorrow afternoon into the mid 60s again with lots of sunshine. then we'll have a so
by toyota. we've got more it, though. >>> it's been more than a month since former new york congressman eric massa resigned from office and left washington. today we are getting new details about just how bad things reportedly got for his staffers in his office. "the washington post" reports that massa's aides repeatedly complained to senior staff, alleging that massa touched them in a sexual manner or made sexual overtures, including expressing desire to have sex with one of the men in the office. this as the house continues to investigate the allegations against the former congressman. nbc's luke russert is on capitol hill. luke, why are we learning such specific and quite honestly to some, disturbing, allegations now? >> reporter: well, tamron, it's quite interesting. what a lot of members said to me who are close to the situation about a month ago, is once you get some real investigative reporting into eric massa, you're going to have a real big problem. all sorts of allegations are going to come out. that is, in fact, what happened today with the amazing report from the "washington post
and they are not toyota, with the possibility of brake failure in g.m. pick medium trucks and s.u.v.'s with more than 100 drivers complaining of break lines making it difficult to stop the vehicle. and now what models are we talking about? >> model year 1999, 2003, g.m. pickup trucks and s.u.v.'s. some six million on the road. and 2003 chevrolet four wheel drive pickup. with g.m. products, six million on the road but the good news no fatalities or injuries, only three accidents. it is about the brake line rupturing and making it difficult to stop the vehicle. >> do we know if this could lead to recalls for people who own these vehicles? >> this is how it gets started. consumers make their complaints online, on the web site, and it is investigated and that is where we are, ongoing investigation. and ultimately, the cars, vehicles, can be recalled and to there is a problem you get it fixed for free, cold comfort if you spent tens of thousands for the vehicle. >> and the national transportation highway administration is busy. >> very busy. you cannot get through on the phone. >> i have not tried but i am gl
their sales. and in spite of recent bad publicity, toyota is on that list. chris bury has e >> reporter: for all its recent troubles, the massive recalls, the public relations fiascos, the embarrassment of having executives hauled before congress, toyota enjoyed sizzling sales last month. up 41% over last year. the big reason, generous incentives that lured back customers. >> it's clear that there are a lot of loyal toyota customers out there that were ready and willing to take advantage of these incentives once toyota put them in place. >> reporter: toyota fought its image battles with an aggressive advertising campaign. >> we want to believe that we can always be better. >> reporter: the biggest incentives in toyota history -- nearly $2,300 per vehicle -- helped turn around two straight months of declining sales. and american carmakers were on a hot streak too. >> the rebates are great, the finance rates are wonderful, and people are realizing that ford has got the car. >> reporter: at ford, sales were up nearly 40%. gm up 22%. chrysler, still struggling, posted an 8% decline. america
very much. >>> and hits keep coming for toyota. a voluntary recall of minivans. the company says a spare tire may come loose and fall on to the road creating a dangerous situation for other drivers. this recall applies to all minivans bought between 1998 and 2010. if you own one of those vehicles bring it to a dealer for inspection. in the past few months, toyota has recalled over 8 million vehicles worldwide. >> the crew of the space shuttle had s heading home to earth closing it's hatches and undocking from the international space station. during the mission astronauts did three spacewalks including one to install a new ammonia tank. they are set to return to earth monday morning, depending on the weather. >> gregg: former new york congressman eric massa saying someone forged a $40,000 check to his chief of staff. federal campaign records now show that the check was written to joe lacalto before massa resigned suddenly last month. massa is saying that it was based on misrepresentations to campaign officials. he is among several staffers accusing the former congressman of sexual
after a two-week mission. the shuttle has enough supplies to remain in orbit until wednesday. >>> toyota agrees to pay a fine of more than $16 million for its four-month delay in telling the government about defective gas pedals about their cars. that according to the transportation department official, who says toyota have until tomorrow to accept or contest the record of $16.4 million fine. that fine is because that the car maker knew about sticking gas pedals in their vehicles in september. but they did not issue a recall until january. >>> still ahead on 9news now, mourners, they paid final respects to the president and the first lady. >> and some high school students in our area, they will soon be teaching their peers. i'll explain that when we come back. >>> a little bit in the way of the cloud cover, keeping the temperatures a little bit more of what they are doing. that is my forecast. officially 69. and at national today. the wakeup weather. calling for another fridged start tomorrow. here is a look at the almanac data. and they will go to your wakeup weather. a very cold start.
. the japanese carmaker toyota has agreed to pay our record $16.4 million to safety regulators in the u.s. regulators say toyota failed to inform the government about the concerns over its accelerator pedals. the chinese prime minister has visited the scene of last week's earthquake. saving lives is still the priority. rescue teams are picking through rubble. stay with us, if you can, on "bbc world news." still to come -- pope benedict marks five years at the helm of the vatican. we go to germany to find out how the catholic church is grappling with the child sex abuse scandal. first though, the exiled prime minister of thailand again calls for parliament to be dissolved and for new elections. that is the main demand of the red shirt protesters to a encamping for weeks in the middle of bangkok. hundreds of soldiers at been deployed to stop the move into the capital's business district. our correspondent has this report from the thai capital. >> troops on the streets of bangkok, heavily armed and ready to crack down on a protest that has already lasted weeks. us a real seen as tourists,
95 building back into that work zone. back to you. >> thank you, steve. >>> toyota agreed to pay a record $16.4 million for failing to properly notify the government about those sticking gad pedals. the government says toyota knew about the defect last september but didn't issue a recall until january. a recall that involves some 2.3 million vehicles. the law requires any defect to be reported in five days. transportation secretary ray lahood said "toyota put consumers at rick by failing to report the safety problems." this fine is the largest ever required of an automaker by the u.s. government. authorities are investigating other toyota disclosure practices that may have violated federal law as well which could result in further fines. >>> a charles county community is in mourning today after a college student from waldorf was shot and killed. the shooting happened at an off campus party across the street from fosburg state university yesterday morning. police say tyrone hall shot and killed 20-year-old brandon carroll during a dispute. both are students at the university. carr
news just into cnn and it involves toyota. it is just coming off the wires. toyota will apparently pay up for taking too long to come clean on one of its recalls, we're being told. the government says toyota knew it had a problem with sticky gas pedals in september, but didn't do a recall until january. toyota has until tomorrow to accept or contest a $16.4 million fine. again, this is just coming in. and here's what a senior transportation official is telling cnn, that the company has indicated it will -- it will pay the fine. so we'll update you on this breaking news story. again, toyota is going to have to pay up to about $16 million. make sure you tune in tomorrow morning for "american morning." they'll have the very latest for you, 6:00 a.m. eastern on cnn. >>> meantime, five major airlines promise they won't charge you for carry-on bags, this according to senator chuck schumer of new york. the news comes after spirit airlines announced it was adding carry-on fees. schumer said he personally got american, delta, jetblue, united and us airways to promise that they won't follow suit
's set to be in merger talks with united. >>> now developments on toyota's troubles. a transportation department official says toyota is expected to agree to a record fine $16.4 million. by tomorrow the automaker must decide whether to accept or contest the penalty. the government imposed it earlier this month claiming toyota knew about faulty gas pedals several months before issuing a recall. >>> a tense battle is brewing on capitol hill over financial reform overhaul bill. many democrats support the measure but republicans say they'll try to block it because they believe it will lead to more bailouts. treasury secretary tim geithner says taxpayers want wall street cleaned up. tens of thousands of businesses fail, worst financial crisis in generations that is a powerful case for reform. >> i think the president's political arm is taking over this debate. it's unfortunate because i like many others want banks to be banks. they don't want them to be casinos or take risky bets on our money. >> president obama says he'll veto the financial reform bill if it does not tackle derivatives. t
, thankfully. >>> there is more evidence that toyota knew about a sticky accelerator before february. the feds are charging them a fine for knowing about a problem that could effect more than 2 million vehicles. according to documents obtained by the associated press, days before the recall was issued, a vice president for public affairs warned the company, it was time to come forward about the safety issue. irv miller wrote in an e-mail, quote, we're not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet. the time to hide on this one is over. we need to come clean. toyota's new chief for quality in north america says the company could have done better, and will. >> because we're not perfect. and we -- we didn't share the experience that we had in europe. we didn't know about it in north america. that's what we're putting these processes in place. we are looking for our weak points. we are looking for -- where we need to improve. and that's why i believe these six points that toyota has put upon us, his direction, is going to make us a stronger and better company. we have never said we were perfec
iyad allawi. toyota will pay the u.s. government a record fine of $16.4 million for safety violations. the transportation department accused the automaker of failing to report accelerator problems in a timely manner. toyota denied any wrongdoing, but said it wanted to avoid a "protracted dispute." also today, the company recalled the 2010 lexus gx 460 after "consumer reports" warned it's prone to rolling over. for the record, toyota is an underwriter of the newshour. on wall street today, blue-chip stocks made up some of the ground they lost on friday. the dow jones industrial average gained 73 points to close at 11,092. but the nasdaq fell 1 point to close at 2480. the russian government served notice today that a freeze on u.s. adoptions will stay in force until a new agreement is in place. talks were to begin today, but the ash cloud over europe prevented the u.s. delegation from getting to moscow. the russians imposed a freeze last week after a tennessee woman sent her adopted son back to russia by himself. those are some of the day's main stories. i'll be back at the end of the p
toyota grow. >> reporter: it takes more than just rising roadsides. >> we're reversing a downward trend inside the beltway. >> reporter: it's bringing in a new way of thinking along with a new difficulting. >> with the new art building they expect to add 5,000 residents without adding to the environmental burden. you can see the rest of the cool cities on our website, myfoxdc.com. >> thanks, mel. >>> it is 7:48 right now. 53 degrees out there. singing, dancing, talking plants. recognize that? little shop of horrors has it all. >> holly is at ford theater this morning. >> reporter: they don't necessarily going together. receipt re, humor, sci-fi and horror and why else wouldn't you burst into song. it is the little shop of horrors and it is at the historic ford theateare getting action. two puppeteers will show us why you need to see this version of the show and you need to see it here. it's all next on fox 5 morning news. stay with us.  >>> if you are not familiar with little shop of horrors, it got it's start as a cult comedy from back in the '60s and it was made into
other news tonight about a massive recall. toyota may be fined more than $60 million. they face a monday deadline -- more than $16 million. they face a monday deadline. they did not issue a recall until january. >>> the volcano in iceland is still spewing ash several miles into the air, creating a travel nightmare for millions of passengers. experts say it could remain high for several days. at the foot of the volcano, rain has turned the ash into a thick paste that has covered everything. >>> and that cloud of ash has left millions of travelers stranded. some are wondering how long they will have to wait before going home. we are live at the airport with the story. >> for a lot of people, it will be a pretty long wait, but we are hearing from the european union that, perhaps, as many as half of the scheduled flights will be able to take off, but even if that happens, there will still be a very long wait for the people already stranded. looking for a way out of town, these remaining interests to need to get to london's heathrow airport so they can catch a plane home, but because of the a
news, dulles international airport. >>> toyota says it will pay the largest government penalty ever against an automaker. the company today will approve paying a $16.4 million fine. the transportation department had proposed the fine because toyota waited four months to report the gas pedal defects that resulted in the recall of millions of vehicles. >>> a financial reform bill is expected to be brought to the senate floor this week. the bill's supporters say it changes how some of wall street's biggest players do business. critics don't think so. but as david kerley reports that isn't getting the obama administration down. >> it may not have sounded like it with republicans saying the bill should be scrapped, they should start over with a bipartisan effort. but the administration says it's confident that financial reform is going to pass soon. and the treasury secretary believes he'll even get some republican votes. >> i believe that we are very close on this. that we agree on the vast bulk of the things necessary to end too big to fail, protect taxpayers in the future. that's one
. tomorrow -- five weeks. tomorrow will see the key march employment numbers come out, and toyota sales are booming in japan, up 50% last month. ford sales in china and local partners there, they jumped about 84% in the first quarter. let's get to eric bolling from fbn. what's going on here? >> well, initial claims which is the weekly number, they dropped 6,000 so that means 6,000 fewer people than the last week applied for unemployment insurance. that's the good news. a little bit more good news, tomorrow it looks like most analysts and most economists expect jobs to be created for the month of march. that's only the second time a month had job creation and last time was a year ago march, 64,000 jobs were created, and we've seen just month after month of job losses. so tomorrow the expectation is anywhere between 175,000 jobs created and 200,000 jobs created. the other piece of good news. now a little bit of the bad news, a lot of that job creation tomorrow ising with attributed -- being attributed to two major factors. number one, the census. the census has hired hundreds and hundreds
you. for all of toyota's problems the reports of sudden acceleration, the recalls of millions of vehicles. tonight, a brighter spot for the japanese automaker. it reports u.s. sales sored last month in response to some unprecedented discounts to try to win back its customers. gerri willis from the fox business network is live with us to take us through the numbers. >> let's start with toyota. that's how were talking about up 41% in terms of march sales mostly because of big-time incentives they gave despite headlines, despite the recalls. ford, too, doing really well here, up 40% in sales. ford could claim that it has some new brands that they are repromoting, in cars, rather than trucks. big change there g.m., up 21%. but if you back out the old lines that they are getting rid of, pontiac and saturn, they were up 43%. really good month for them. but chrysler, the one outlier here down 8%. having a hard time keeping up with all this money being thrown at consumers. they are really having more of a struggle than any other automaker. >> shepard: obviously the bigger the discount
to suffocate or strangle. and toyota announced it's resuming sales of the 2010 lexus g.x. 460, after halting them last week. it said a software fix is now available at dealers, to stabilize the vehicle in tight turns. for the record, toyota is an underwriter of the "newshour." hundreds of mourners, from the president on down, paid final respects today to civil rights leader dorothy height. family, friends, political leaders and members of the general public attended the funeral at washington national cathedral. in his eulogy, president obama recalled height's 40 years as head of the national council of negro women. >> dorothy height was a drum major for justice. a drum major for equality. a drum major for freedom. a drum major for service. and the lesson she would want us to leave with today-- a lesson she lived out each and every day-- is that we can all be first in service. we can all be drum majors for a righteous cause. >> sreenivasan: dorothy height died last week at the age of 98. those are some of the day's main stories. i'll be back at the end of the program with a preview of what yo
the numbers and toyota, tanking because of their public relations, shep. this survey was taken when toyota was right in the thick of it. >> shepard: yeah. adam shapiro from the biz. thank you. we would like to know what you think about this. will the next car you buy be made in america? give us the honest. go to foxnews.com/shep. it's our online poll today. we will show you the results from you and your neighbors around the country a little bit later in this newscast. a u.s. senate panel voted today to crack down on some of the risky investment tools which contributed to our financial crisis. the senate agriculture committee voting to impose tough limits on banks and ability to profit from derivatives. those are the complex products used to hedge against risks. like hikes in interest rates or oil prices. it's a side bet, really. but, in the run-up to the economic crisis, financial firms use them to speculate on the future of the housing and credit markets. and the losses piled up after that mortgage meltdown. new restrictions are expected to include in the larger financial regulatory overh
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consumption to avoid the disease. >>> federal regulators are considering a second fine against toyota for failing to notify the government about defective accelerators in a timely manner. they say because the accelerator pedals involved in the recall exhibited two separate defects, two separate remedies may be necessary. toyota has already been fined a record $16.4 million. >>> a senator charles schumer's taking aim at airlines charging a fee for carry-on luggage calling the idea a slap in the face to travelers. the new york lawmaker is asking the treasury department to rule that carry-ons are a travel necessity which would make them exempt from extra fees. schumer says if the treasury department fails to act, he plans to introduce legislation. he thinks people have to take their medicine, that sort of thing, it's sort of crucial they're allowed to take big carry-ons. >> it could set a precedent if this goes forward. >> people are going to start shoving stuff under the seat now, it will be a mess. >>> here's your monday forecast. another stormy day out west. heavy rain from l.a. to sa
month, a jump in sales was fueled by huge incentives from toyota in an effort to overcome gas pedal problems. that spurred a price war with gm. ford also saw big business you want it credits its demand for fusion and taurus cars. one analysts say it's a sign that the struggling industry is finally on the road to recovery. >> what we're seeing right now, i believe, is we're seeing a turn in the auto industry that is sustainable. >> not all american automakers fared so well. sales of chrysler vehicles fell 11% in march. >>> this weekend you can pick up apple's latest creation, ipad. how well will it go over with consumers? >> reporter: apple ceo steve jobs gave the world a look at the ipad in january. saturday the world gets its hands on it. smaller than a laptop but bigger than a smart fond it packages familiar functions that has options for wireless and wi-fi. >> people who already have a smartphone and/or a notebook computer decide i need this too. >> reporter: adding to the appeal is the launch of electronic books through the popular itunes service. that makes the ipad a direct co
is brought by toyota, an important message for toyota owners a lot of people wondering about the recall to get the facts and latest information. back to you. >> in the news the day to mail back the census form. officials say a lot of people have yet to do so. we're on the story. >> so far only 45 % have sent back the forms. today is the official mail in the form day and for the marylanders who don't a census worker may come to their door to have you fill it out in person. the census helps butte $400 billion in funding for hospitals, schools, senior centers, public works ' projects and emergency services. the bureau board should be fraudulent of cautious census workers. workers won't ask for your social security number or contact you online. back to you. >> more information on the fire in southwest baltimore. look at video. investigators say the fire broke out in the 1100 block of west cross street right near stewart. everyone inside was able to escape. the fire started they say on the second floor but the exact cause is still under investigation. this morning, spring training report, th
some of the shift can be attributed to high-profile quality problem was toyota cars and trucks. but american manufacturers say that the bottom line is that they are producing a much better product now. >> our new vision for general motors is simple and it is direct. design, build, and sell the world's best vehicles. >> reporter: jewely and her husband have been in the market for a new american-made car. say the u.s. dealers play finally learned a valuable lesson. >> i don't think that the competition with the foreign cars has hurt them in any way. it made them want to be better. and i think that they are trying to do that. >> reporter: an effort that seems to be paying off. jay gray, nbc news, richardson, texas. >> analysts say g.m. has also revamped its image by adding more fuel efficient and crossover vehicles to its lineup of cars. >>> the ceo of spirit airlines is saying the company's controversial new baggage fee is actual lay good thing for customers. this was spirit's ceo, ben baldanza. this morning, he defended the fee on the "today" show and said the airline's lower fa
mustang. the suspect took off driving wildly and crashed into a toyota pickup truck. was rear ended by a ride-on bus. the bus driver and the pickup truck driver were taken to the hospital wit minor injuries. police arrested 24-year-old an won perry who they say had an outstanding federal warrant out against him. >> it was a wild accident in wheaton, maryland, this morning. police are investigating it. it turned into a deadly accident that happened just before 6:00. police say a car was out of control. hit and killed a woman in the parking lot of the dunkin' donuts. now investigators are trying to find out how this happened. and who she is. news4's aaron gilchrist is in wheaton this evening. >> reporter: it is still very obvious if there was a bad accident out here this morning. you look down and you can still see some of the markings where the montgomery county police reconstruction team did their work thisorning. you can see the skid marks left by the car as it came through the dunkin' donuts parking lot here. damage leftover from the car. colliding into different things here in th
, toyota, despite mno tiple pe to ced bct recall and reams of bad publicity, the auto maker lothat.ed sales gnighns of sev%. the big question, can car companies keep consumers coming in? >> it will be concermer eet it will be people getting back to work. job creation. eet weater economy. it's a new product as well. the ne to pe to ced bct excite plowple. vehicles have never been older than they are. people have to make a ickecision, at some poin. y do i rallonighr my vehicle or buy a new vehicle? >> regardless, this month nexu5ers may indicate a more confident consumer and that could be good news for the eet e pn ne to yoarl,to kerry fox news. >> chris: construction spending fell by 1.3% in he pebruary v thabis the lowest level since november of 2002. but the manxtacturering sector expanded in march at the strongest pace since july of 2004. stosince the dow gnighned 70.5. the s&p 500 finished ahead 8 2/3. nasdaq was up 4 2/din later in the t brow, correspondent ashvid lee miller looks at how one southern city is dealing with the recession. the rallowellican party may have some money woes,
beau in front of the assembly line for us. thank you so much for the update. appreciate it. >> no doubt toyota's down fall a little bit helpful to gm, as well. more than $340,000 spent for three days in hawaii, that's what the republican national committee dished out for it's semiannual retreat in hawaii. according to filings filed late last night. but big spending is not just a republican habit. mark murray, both parties spend a lot of money to, quote unquote, raise a lot of money in this deal. did the hawaii thing stick out, or is this a case of when you go to ha, you spend a lot of money. >> it's the latter. i've been there for my honeymoon. you've been there for your work. the place is not cheap. when you're sending hundreds. >> picking hawaii. >> the dnc picked d.c. during that same time period. but the "washington post" today is reporting have an analysis looking at both the dnc and rnc spend a whole lot of money to wine and dine big-time contributors. as much as two-thirds of their budget go to this type of wine and dining or overhead costs. but we saw president obama go to california j
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away soon. >>> the recalls keep coming in for toyota. the latest for hundreds of thousands of minivans. >>> and rating the pope on his birthday, as he turns 83, americans weigh in on how they feel he handled the church's sex-abuse scandal, and their pulling no punches. [ female announcer ] you'll love swiffer dust & shine so much, you may never go back to your old furniture polish. ♪ love stinks ♪ love stinks, yeah, yeah it's the only furniture polish with febreze freshness. [ record scratches ] that's right, febreze freshness... to help eliminate odors, while you clean and condition. so your furniture is "swiffer clean"... and your home is "febreze fresh." swiffer gives cleaning a fresh new meaning. [ knock on door ] ♪ >>> lisa sylvester's monitoring some of the other top stories in "the situation room" right now, lisa, what else is going on? >> hi there, wolf? >>> more trouble for carmaker toyota, the company is launching a voluntary recall for 600,000 sienna minivans over potential corrosion in the spare tire carrier. the recall affects models in the district of columbia and 2
and killed three people. his case is among a number gaining new attention because of toyota's safety problems. >>> 5:37 is your time. 51 degrees. the criticism is now erupting. >> who's questioning the decision to ground flights because of the volcano in iceland. >>> a high-powered politician could be called to testify in the ethics investigation into eric massa. >>> a check of weather and traffic coming up next. >>> wow, take a live look at this. this is 540, 51 degrees, this is virginia. you can barely see what's out there. it's a lovely picture indeed. there goes a car. i think it will be tough for cars to get around this morning because of the visibility, it's so low. >> at first i thought that was the monster from "lost." could have been. >>> let's go to tom kierein. >> visibility in rural areas are down to near zero but closer to washington, visibility has improved. reagan national a mile and a quarter. andrews air force base visibility is at 4 miles. shenandoah valley chilly and near 40. from the blueridge to the bay, we're in the low 50s. now 52 in washington. highs after sunshine bre
to the union's retirement plan. on the other side, ford and toyota reporting profits for the same period. rio de janeiro, more than 11 inches of rain fed triggering deadly mud and mudslides. death toll is 100 and expected to climb. more rain in the forecast today. another check of your top stories. ♪ what if one little pop ♪ could open a world of wonder ? ♪ ♪ so sensory ♪ so satisfying ♪ the discovery ♪ never seems to stop ♪ ♪ it's the magic friskies ♪ ♪ makes happen ♪ every day ♪ in so many ways ♪ friskies ♪ feed the senses [ male announcer ] competition... it pushes us to work harder. to be better. to win. but sometimes even rivals realize they share a common goal. america's beverage companies have removed full-calorie soft drinks from schools, reducing beverage calories by 88%. together with schools, we're helping kids make more balanced choices every day. ♪ ah looks like somebody's a winner. ha, not me! cause shipping is a hassle. different states, different rates. not with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service, if it fits it ships anywhere
of the list. even with recent gains withford and taking on toyota, joining detroit the worst -rs of the worse, st. louis, missouri at number 49. ph*eupl, sunshine, no warmth for job seekers, it is number 48. las vegas, a real gamble for jobless at number 47 and riverside california with ten people competing for every help-wanted ad. now, not all the news is grim. take a look at the top five major cities, easiest nation to get a job. hartford connecticut, three people vying for every job add and believe it or not, with call street close, the big apple. baltimore, maryland takes the next spot, washington d.c. at number two, uncle sam is a big hirer and one person per advertised job. chances are things will only get better with more government bureaucracy, a boom town. drum roll, please. now the easiest city to find a job. technology tops these days in hiring. san jose in silicon valley is the best spot to be without a job. it is just about even with the nation's capitol for job seekers vying for a job, one to one. >> and i would vote for their weather over what we had this year so if you are in
. >>> automakers report march sales figures today. analysts predict big increases over last year, including toyota, due to deep discounts. >>> finally a huge piece of public art will soon go up at london's olympic park. it will be taller than new york's statue of liberty. >> the 400-foot tubular sculpture will be unusual and it's difficult to describe. more from the bbc's david sillito. >> reporter: there may be more than two years to go but the olympic stadium is certainly taking shape. but it was felt that something's missing here. it needs an artwork. they thought maybe a tower. they're going to get one. it's a tower with a twist. orbit. a dipping, swirling, spiral of steel. a landmark piece of art that you'll be able to climb and use as a vantage point to view the olympic park. it is a sort of tower. but in his studio the artist annish kapur explained to me, he didn't want another eiffel tower. >> traditionally a tower is pyramidal in structure. we've done quite the opposite. we have a -- a flowing, coiling form that changes as you walk around it. >> reporter: and it's going to be an imposing
is on the lookout for drivers breaking the law. >> toyota camry, four-door, gray. >> reporter: just down the street, officers ready to pull over the offender, some of whom are still gabbing away. >> you're talking to your dad? >> yeah. >> why don't you go ahead and end the call? >> all right. bye, dad. >> reporter: this afternoon at this one location officers issued ticket after ticket. 91 in all. it's a $100 fine. the ticketed drivers were in no mood to talk. but this one supports the effort. >> i do agree. especially when there's people that's texting and you're driving it's very dangerous. >> reporter: this program will hopefully convince drivers to practice what they preach. connecticut and new york are the two states trying this pilot program, the crackdown. the enforcement will come in waves overt next year. if successful in reducing distracted driving, the department of transportation hopes that other cities and states will follow suit. lisa stark, abc news. >> in new york city they put serious limits on cab drivers and what they can do on the cell phone and whether they should be talking at
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